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Netball: Ilford teams edged out in Met League

PUBLISHED: 12:37 16 February 2019

Ilford 1s face the camera

Ilford 1s face the camera

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Ilford Netball Club suffered double disappointment in their latest Essex Met League matches at the weekend.

Ilford 3s face the cameraIlford 3s face the camera

Ilford 1 began well against Foxes, building a seven-goal lead in the first quarter.

But their rivals slowly closed the gap to just one heading into the final quarter, when a strong wind was against Ilford and they were eventually beaten 24-19.

Katherine Neale took Ilford’s pllayer of the match award after some excellent interceptions at centre.

Ilford 3 met their good friends from Phoenix Flames but were up against the elements in the first quarter and lost their first-choice centre to injury going into the second.

Ilford 4s face the cameraIlford 4s face the camera

And although Lorraine Dorsu made some fantastic interceptions to take the player of the match award, they lost 21-19.

Ilford 4 were hoping to complete a win double over Redden in their last match of the season last Wednesday evening, having triumphed by a 22-12 margin in their first meeting.

They started one player short, but Sam Mosharaf came to the rescue and settled the team’s nerves, with the shooters cutting the deficit to 4-3 at the first break.

The lead changed hands after that, with Redden moving two goals up as rain made the court slippery and Ilford shooter Helen Crabb suffered a fall.

Crabb bounced back to net with some long shots as it ended in a 13-13 draw and also took the player of the match award.

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